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storage space

2012-12-03T14:13:02.186+11:00

tried to upload photos and blogger is telling me that I have reached my storage limit.
how have you guys coped with this.
Im thinking of starting a new blog with a link here
what do you think.
let me know
see ya



HOT

2012-11-29T07:15:07.634+11:00

It's going to give a hot one here today.yeasterday they said it would be a top of 35 (93) expected but today's paper is saying that they are expecting a top of 40 (104).
A total fire ban has been declared. I hope no fires are started, and that we don't have a repeat of the fires we had a few years ago.
After a couple of years of rain we have a lot of bush growth and conditions are perfect for terrible fires.
So if your in Victoria today stay hydrated and cool. For those in WA I hope the winds calm down for you and if you have  been affected by the power outtages that it gets turned on soon.
For those in NSW and QLD stay cool too. Looks like summer has finally hit.
See ya



A dancing weekend

2012-11-25T07:35:21.094+11:00

Yesterday baby girl was in two concerts and today she is one. They are not the same she has different dances in each one. So If I wanted to see all her dances I had to get tickets to all three concerts. I don't mine except sitting in those chairs is not good for the body. Still it get expensive and I wonder if it's not just a money making scheme for the dance school. But as a parent I suffer and go.
How are your Christmas predations going? Christmas is here this year and I really cannot think about it yet. Not until baby girls engagement party is over. That's on the 1st of December , once thats done I can turn my attention to chrismas. It's going to be at Harley's parents home I'm in charge of drinks, salads and the engament cake. I have ordered it and will be picking it up the day before I hope. Will post pics of it when I can.
It's going to be busy the nest few weeks.
See ya



I wonder

2012-11-21T15:34:17.214+11:00

I wonder what it would be like to live with someone who truly thinks like you do. I am not a spender and I just wantj to pay down debt and live a simple life. This has always been my goal.
Unfortunately hubby wants to build an empire and being In debt is no big deal for him. He has done a deal and traded in his car, which we paid off and owned, and has bought and brand new one. This means we will now after the trade in, owe money on.
He works hard and he deserves everything he wants but as. Get older I question the wisdom of this. Between this and the investments we have, for tax purposes I keep getting told, I don't see us every really retiring.
I just want to know relax and enjoy the fruits of our labours. Is this wrong?
Maybe I'm just winging and should be grateful for all we have but I see so many people who don't ever get a chance to enjoy their lives, that I'm really questioning the choices he has made. He won't listen to me because I don't understand.
Maybe I don't but I know what I wanted in life and I've achieved it. I've raised my family paid off my home and now I want to play.

Why can't he understand that!




in the vegie patch

2012-11-20T14:25:02.418+11:00

 in the vegie gardens we have onions and beetroot and carrots and onions.
 some tomatoes
and these are my herbs, oregano, and mint and greek basil. The weather has been cool here so the gardens are not as advanced as other years, but thats ok. I have a feeling once summer arrives it will last longer than usual
how is the weather affecting your gardens
see ya



enjoying life

2012-11-19T17:08:31.219+11:00

 watching the babies enjoying the shade. they have the nices chicken coop complete with greek gods. lol
 they are growing so quickly, they have doubled in size since we got them.
 Just relaxing on the back patio, when hubby gets home we will fire up the barbie and cook our tea.


just some close ups of my roses. They are so forgiving and will give you lots of blooms year after year.
see ya



Beltain

2012-10-31T16:31:07.581+11:00

Blessed beltain to all in the southern hemisphere! And to our friends in the northern hemisphere a happy Halloween
Have a great day everyone!



Sandy

2012-10-30T13:30:01.982+11:00

Wishing all my friends in the united states having to deal with extreme weather lots lof love and light. Please stay safe. We are all thinking of you.



surprise

2012-10-28T23:16:18.976+11:00

 My baby girl is engaged! She is so happy and he is a lovely boy. Im over the moon. I hope they have many many years of love and happiness.
Shes a lucky girl he would give her the world if he could but I guess shes happy with this ring lol
see ya



Nasty flu

2012-10-27T09:56:16.226+11:00

I have been hit by the flu bug. Hubby and everyone at the shed have had it and I avoided them all. But I couldnt avoid hubby. I made him sleep in the spare room for two nights and on the third he sneaked into bed. He says he cant sleep without me! I on the other hand sleep like a log without him. lol anyway thanks to that little stunt i now have it. I feel all cotton wool in the head, my nose and sinus are blocked and I cant stop coughing and sneezing.
Glands are all up and im dizzy and hot and cold. But thats ok at least hubby got to sleep.
Grrrrr
hope you all have a great weekend, we will be lighting our bonfire for beltain tomorrow and both my kids and their partners are coming over for a bbq lunch to watch the fire burn.
I will post pics
see ya



little babies

2012-10-25T08:51:19.935+11:00

 a few weeks ago we got our fist little white lamb, mumma wont let us get too close so this is the best pic i could get. if you click on it you may be able to see it better.
 But two days ago we got another little surprise, this little girl. isnt she so sweet, hubby was able to get really close. this mumma was looking on but not too worried.
love this time of year, with each new birth it brings new hope for a brighter future.
see ya



Tuesday

2012-10-23T08:07:19.773+11:00

The sun is out and it's going to be an nice day. I really need to get my chubby bottom out of bed and get my sheets washed and in the line. Yesterday I did a heap of laundry it was a very productive day. Let's hope I can continue today.
Have a good one
See ya



Hello out there!

2012-10-21T10:21:50.559+11:00

Hello everyone, yes I'm still alive and kicking. The weather here in Melbourne has been crazy to say the least. We had one day of 27degrees Celsius and then it got cold and wet again. Hubby has got the worst flu ever and so have have the mechanics in the area. I think the parts delivery girls are spreading it hahah. But seriously it's not a good one. I think I'm the healthiest person around at the moment and that's saying something.
Apart form the wild weather and sickness things have been going along. Wonders on is still here waiting for his. Ok to fly up to Queensland he is excited me not so much, but I'm handling. I think he knows this is going to be hard on me and he has been spending more time here with us visiting. Sweet child that he is. Baby girl has been around too so life has been good. Me myself have been in all sorts of pain and misery with this changeable weather. I wish it would make up its mind and get on with it!
On the home produce side we have planted some tomatoes and cucumber and beet root. We are starting slow as I'm worried about frosts. Plus I'm really trying to stage my platings as I'm not able to deal with lots of excess produce as I used to. Part of the change things to be able to deal with them better now that I'm living with cronic illness. It's not too bad really as now its only two of us home we don't need as much anyway.
Hope to catch up with all your blogs today, unless the sun stays out I'm going to try and finish weeding the rose garden. Used to be able to do it in one day but now it's a three of four day project. Have a great rest of the weekend everyone
See ya




Rollin along

2012-10-05T08:37:09.314+10:00

Well the days turn into weeks and now we are in October, it's amazing how quickly this year is moving along. Not to panic anyone but soon it will be Christmas!
Life has been very leisurely here, work is busy and with the days slowly getting nicer I have been venturing outside. Learning to live with illness has been hard, I was always so busy but now I just cannot do everything I want. So I've been making plans to get my place organised so it's easier for me to look after. As soon as these improvements are implemented I will post pics. On other news wonderson has applied and got a job on the mines. We don't know the actual start date but her will leave working with his dad and go off into the big world. I think this is a great opportunity for him to grow and get lots of experience. Also the money he can make is quite good so it will give him a great start in life.
So for now just letting you all know that life is good and I'm still here and I do get on and read your blogs, hopeing life is good for you too
See ya



spring

2012-09-22T13:03:16.380+10:00

 spring when the sounds of bird song is broken by the sounds of lawnmovers. Where trees burst into life, and the sacred dance between the bees and blossom produce new life.


 Some babies basking in the warm sun, growning so that one day they will feed and maybe even procreate a new plant themselves.
 And the new ewes only 5 mpnths old, sitting in the shade with full bellies growing so that one day soon they will meet the ram destined to mate and produce life anew!
and as for humans, well I often wonder why farmers keep farming. After drough, and floods and politics all affect their incomes placing strain on them and their families.
But I feel it in a sunny spring day, the quickening deep inside, the promise of things to come and I know what it is that keeps them farming.
HOPE!
the hope that this time we will be rewarded for our labouts.
see ya



the future of our food

2012-09-17T13:27:07.463+10:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZXoi6hygik&feature=plcp


This is an excellent video on the discussion on the future of seeds. Please watch and share. Lets get the message out that we need to start saving our heirloom seeds.
 I hope this link works for you
see ya



Mending fences

2012-09-15T17:08:23.708+10:00

 with the spring coming the urge to go outside and work gets stronger. Our cow decided that the grass on the other side of the fence was much nicer than any in the 2.5acre paddock she was in so our fences need some maintance or before too long our sheep and cow would be able to just walk over it and come visiting whoever  or where ever they pleased. These are wire strainers and the are vital to getting the fence as tight as you can. we first straightend the square wire fence as it had been pushed down and then added a new straight wire. here we are straining it as tight as we can. we then tied it off and connected it to the fence to hold it up again and stop the cow from being able to push it down again. we then strained the exsisting stright wire to make it tight again. you place the strainers on the wire, strain it slightly and cut the wire. then you add a special dohicky, thats the tecnical term for it, and place the two cut ends through it. now continure straining and the special dohicky keeps them together. simple! now the fence is tight and straight again. I didnt get before shots as I was busy walking wire up and down and getting bits and bobs but believe me it looks much better. Here I am driving the new toy, much easier getting stuff from one place to another than walking up and down carrying it. we just put it all in the bucket and drive there. we even took hay to the animals in the middle of the paddock so they can be there and not right near us annoying us while we were trying to work. So I  really enjoyed being farmer Josaphine for the day.we have more fences to mend but as they say tomorrow is another day!see ya[...]



It's a beautiful day but....

2012-09-12T10:24:58.792+10:00

Hello everyone yes it a beautiful day and I'm sitting in my hammock chair typing this. It's windy but pleasant under the front veranda. But the weather man says its going to change this afternoon. S I must get wood and get the fire ready to light so that we are toasty warm when the cold snap hits again. I am grateful for the last few days, they have lifted my spirits and given me hope that winter will go and warm weather will come back.
Then you will get post about how bloody hot it is hahaha
 See ya.



Happy birthday wishes

2012-09-09T07:35:32.767+10:00

Yesterday was hubby's 51st birthday. I took him out in the morning to get him a pair of real wool Aussie ugg boots. He loved them then he needed  to get his watch band fixed. Wouldn't you know it they need to seed it away so he justw got a new one for now and will sen the old one away.  We then needed to look at new wood splitters because our old one has finally died beyond resurrection . So he went off to do that. Buy this stage I was over the shooting thing so I stayed home. Just as I got comfy on the couch his mum and brother turned up to see him. So I had to entertain them until he got home. The kids both visited for their dads birthday and later on his other brother and his family popped in too. So it was a busy day full of spending money. Which hubby loves but I do not!
But anyway he had a great birthday.
As for me I just want a nice quiet Sunday today to get over it!
See ya




Windy

2012-09-06T09:49:53.029+10:00

We have had some wild weather here in Victoria the latst 24hours. Luckily no m
Damage at our place but lots of People had no power for much of yesterday and trees come down and damaged buildings and cars.  It rained overnight but this morning it still and quiet.  Apparently we are in for some really cold wether by Friday as the winds will be coming up from the antarctic. Not looking forward to that. Whats the weather doing in your part of the world?
See ya



Vital information

2012-09-04T10:20:34.478+10:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euhkIesmW7E

I got this from the greening of gavin blog

http://www.greeningofgavin.com/
if my link doesnt work follow this link to Gavins blog.
Its an easy to understand video and it tells it how it is.
its not all doom and gloom it also tells us how to get into a better situation to prepare and that there are people in the world right now working hard to come up with alternatives.
I hope you take the time to watch this video
see ya






Fathers day

2012-09-02T08:01:54.443+10:00

Happy fathers day to all the Aussie dads
Have a great day




Hello

2012-08-29T09:45:04.518+10:00

Hello everyone! I haven't been around much lately, sorry about that. I've been in a kind of funk since getting back home. Hubby has gone back to work with a vengeance and he has been working long hours. Hes loving every minute of it!
I've been home trying to get back into a routine. I've had a big crash and been in pain but I'm slowly getting better.
I hooe to catch up with you all in the nest few days. I have got some news that did through me, I will share as soon as I get confirmation and a few more details.
Just another chapter of my life closing, hopefully to allow an opening of a new and exciting one. Hope you are all happy and healthy.
See ya



bitch of the day

2012-08-18T10:24:43.448+10:00

This morning I decided to head off into cranbourne to get the new huger games DVD .  Wasn't very crowded and I quickly found the DVD and a few $5.00 tops, hey you cant go past a bargain!
I headed to the check out and low and behold there was only one very slow boy working the registers.
Now they have those new self serve registers but I really don't like to use them as they take away jobs. But this poor boy had a line of about 5 people before I got there and he was looking very flustered.
Meanwhile all the self serve counters were empty. Looks like everyone else had the same idea as I did.
But after about 5 minutes waiting and the line not moving I admit I got sick of it and used the self serve check out.
I know I didn't do the cause much good but it would of taken me longer to wait to be served than it did to find a car park and get what I needed.
And this is what Kmart wanted to happen by only putting on one staff member to man the checkouts.
So what do you think should I have waited, what do you do?
see ya




Wet,Windy and Freezing Cold

2012-08-09T19:01:35.108+10:00

this is all we have seen since coming home, Rain, rain and more rain. I am so over this rain.
there is mud everywhere and my driveway is full of water I have to swim to get to my car. Its taken till today to empty the van and that was with the help of hubby and his brother today!
There are huge weeds in all my gardens and we cant even mow as the backyard is like a swamp.
Its so bitterly cold and the winds are blustery.
Have I sooked enough? I hope you all have better weather where you are.
Stay warm and dry melbourne, I dont see it ending soon.
see ya